A very large and imposing, reclaimed, Edwardian painted cast iron fire surround dating to C.1910. The surround has a very ornate appearance and its substantial size makes it a very desirable item. The fire surround is nicely cast with large and impressive ionic columns on each side of the fire opening. The surround features dentil moulding under the mantel and egg and dart detailing around the opening. The crossbar has an Adam style urn with acanthus leaves. The fire surround has been painted white, highlighting the fantastic design. Please note the fire surround has a rebate between the back of the legs and the inner edges which will need to be filled with brick or similar. Please contact us if you would like further information and advice about this. There are fixing lugs on either side of the crossbar to secure the fire surround to the wall. The surround is in good antique condition with some small signs of age and wear. There are some chips to the paint along the front and back of the mantel and on the back edge of each leg where it sat next to skirting board. There is a thin crack to the paint on the mantel. There are some small patches of dark staining to the paint on the right hand side under the mantel. The back has surface rust, as expected. Please see pictures for condition details. The surround is a truly stunning example of Edwardian design and craftsmanship and it would make a wonderful period addition to a home.
PLEASE NOTE: The surround is EXTREMELY heavy and is STRICTLY COLLECTION ONLY. You will need a flatbed truck and 3-4 strong people to move the fire surround. The legs and mantel are bolted together (please see pictures) and it could be dismantled for transportation but this would then create cracking in the paintwork where there are fixing screws.
Mantel width 180.3cm
Mantel depth 34.4cm
Height 133cm approx
Opening width 96cm
Opening height 97cm
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